[foaf-dev] alternate names for people

Mauro Bieg mauro.bieg at gmx.net
Sun Jun 13 14:45:44 CEST 2010

Hello everybody,

I just stumpled over the following from http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/REC-rdf-primer-20040210/#containers:
'The distinction between the intended meanings of a Bag and an Alt can be further illustrated by considering the authorship of the book "Huckleberry Finn". The book has exactly one author, but the author has two names (Mark Twain and Samuel Clemens). Either name is sufficient to specify the author. Thus using an Alt container for the author's names more accurately represents the relationship than using a Bag (which might suggest there are two different authors).'

so that seems to be a simple way to have alternative names, but it doesn't have any explicit semantics...


Am 03.06.2010 um 11:24 schrieb Paul Rissen:

> FWIW, the Ontomedia model developed by Mike Jewell, Faith Lawrence, Hugo
> Mills and Mischa Tuffield has some interesting thoughts on this as well -
> and we're currently re-working it to integrate with other existing
> ontologies - the Personas extension to FOAF might come in rather handy,
> here...
> On 02/06/2010 23:11, "Toby Inkster" <tai at g5n.co.uk> wrote:
>> I've put up some of my thoughts in vocab form (RDFa) here:
>> http://ontologi.es/persona
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